Head of Finance and Administration / Bursar

The Opportunity

Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time (with flexible arrangements subject to agreement)

Opportunity to lead the finance and administration team of The Maria Montessori Institute (MMI), the highly successful education provider that runs schools and teacher training using the Montessori approach.

As Head of Finance and Administration, reporting to the Executive Director, you will be a key member of the leadership team. Your remit will include:

  • Overseeing the implementation of the current Strategic Plan, and the identification and management of organisational risk;
  • As part of the leadership team, oversee the day-to-day activities of MMI’s schools, training centres and staff;
  • Leading the long-term financial planning, annual budgeting, reforecasting and financial reporting;
  • Overseeing all financial processes and controls;
  • Leading internal business operations including facilities, marketing and communications, health and safety, information technology and HR strategy and management; and
  • Ensuring MMI meets its responsibilities and remains compliant with all relevant legislation and regulations including charity governance.

We seek an inspirational manager whose experience may have been gained within the commercial, education and/or not-for-profit sectors where you will have gained:

  • extensive accounting experience (fully qualified);
  • experience of managing a team;
  • an understanding of facilities, IT, health and safety, and HR.

Equally important will be your excellent organisational skills; your initiative; a hands-on approach and a proven track record of seeing projects through to completion. Good oral and written communication skills are also key.

The Maria Montessori Institute offers a generous starting salary plus excellent benefits, including CPD opportunities, pension contribution, life assurance, 32 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, lunch onsite during term time, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

MMI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Statutory checks including a satisfactory DBS certificate and references will be a requirement for this role. This role is classed as regulated activity with children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974.

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV and supporting statement (to be a maximum of 2 pages) to Jonathan McIntyre, Managing Director at CJA Group on jmm@cjagroup.com If you have any questions, please call on 020 7588 5407.

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 25th February 2024.

Job Summary

Closing date:
London NW3 (some flexibility with regard to home working)
£70,000 to £75,000 plus 40 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Maria Montessori School
26 Lyndhurst Gardens